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“But For” COVID-19: Trending Causation Theories in COVID-19 Litigation

As the Covid pandemic spread across the world and the United States, neighborhood pools, parks, gyms and all other manners of public gathering places began to close and many people began to wonder about the potential liability of remaining open or continuing to do business. Almost every defense attorney probably had the same reaction, “how ...
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US States’ Small Business Support Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

We analyzed and ranked the level of support states offer small businesses. How likely your business is to survive the pandemic can be heavily influenced by where it is located. The US has over 30 million small businesses that employ almost 60 million people. But during the global coronavirus pandemic, many either had to shut ...
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Employees’ Personal Travel Raises COVID-19 Concerns: FAQs For Employers

There is no doubt the summer of 2020 has been memorable, but likely not for overseas jaunts or exotic vacations. Although the CDC recently relaxed its COVID-19 guidance regarding quarantine after travel, it still recognizes: “Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others ...
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Airline Precautions to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission Vary in Effectiveness

Airlines are instituting varying precautions as part of their campaigns to encourage travelers to fly during the pandemic, and to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Travelers who understand the effectiveness of each of the precautions are equipped to make informed decisions when assessing the risk of flying. Travelers can also take additional steps ...
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Business Travel: What Employers and Employees Should Know

There are currently more than 7.4 million active COVID‐19 cases worldwide. This makes business travel challenging, especially for those going abroad. Early and extensive preparation by both traveling employees and employers with traveling personnel is key. Essentials for Traveling Employees  Keep updated on the changing border openings and travel guidelines. Visit the website of your ...
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Employers Should Prepare for Wave of COVID-Related Wrongful Death Lawsuits

The latest projections estimate that nearly 300,000 Americans will die from COVID-19 by the end of 2020. Many of those individuals will be employed when they contract the virus, and a significant number will be workers in front line businesses such as retail, manufacturing, or healthcare, where the risk of exposure is significant. Faced with ...
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The New Breed of Business Traveller

The business traveller after Covid-19 will be very different. Not only will their travel be subject to new restrictions and safety measures, they will also look different. That’s because we’re likely to see a significant shift in the demographic of people who travel for business. Why and what is the impact of this? Emanuele Scansani ...
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Re-Opening & Room Rates: Beware of Price Gouging Laws

So-called “price gouging” is when a business providing essential consumer goods or services takes advantage of abnormal market conditions caused by events such as natural disasters, armed conflicts or other crises, by raising prices to excessive levels. To date, 35 U.S. states have enacted anti-price gouging legislation. Typically, these statutes make it an illegal act ...
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4 Common COVID-19 Misunderstandings That Could Place Your Company At Legal Risk

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued constantly changing guidance for employers that many view as complex, confusing, and impractical. In its perplexing web of guidelines, the CDC recommends that your company take several actions to protect workers from contracting COVID-19, like self-isolating sick employees, quarantining exposed employees, screening employees ...
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Confronting Misinformation During COVID-19

Rise of the ‘infodemic’ The Coronavirus pandemic has been accompanied by an unprecedented ‘infodemic’, according to the World Health Organisation. The huge volume of misinformation covers the causes of the virus, conspiracies around the actions of public bodies and unverified treatments and preventative measures. This onslaught of inaccurate information began relatively early on. A survey ...
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